A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 155 km SW of Nadi, Fiji (96 miles) on Sunday. The temblor was detected at 20:21:05 / 8:21 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 176.3079° East, latitude -18.7227° South, depth = 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000dp9p. Unique identifier: us1000dp9p. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 15/04/18 / 2018-04-15 08:21:05 / April 15, 2018 @ 8:21 am UTC/GMT.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 155 km SW of Nadi, Fiji.
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